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Susan Perkins

Curator, Molecular Systematics
Principal Investigator, SICG Genomics Lab
Professor, Richard Gilder Graduate School


Curriculum Vitae (short version)

  • Education

      • University of Vermont, Ph.D., 2000
      • SUNY Potsdam, B.A., 1993
  • Research Interests

    Research Interests

      Dr. Perkins conducts research on the malaria parasites that use vertebrates other than humans, such as lizards, bats, and birds, as their hosts.  She applies phylogenomics approaches to the study of the systematics and evolution of these organisms.  Her lab is also interested in the interaction of these parasites with the microbiome of both the vertebrate host and the insect vector.   Other research projects in the Perkins lab have included projects of the parasites that cause Chagas Disease, population genetics of canine heartworm, and genomics of encephalitis viruses.

  • Publications

  • Teaching Experience

    Teaching Experience

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